University of Nottingham Malaysia
International Student

International Summer School Programs in Malaysia

Enjoy a Unique Learning Experience With Us this Summer !

Based at our award-winning countryside campus just outside Kuala Lumpur, this Summer School Programme offers opportunities for anyone wishing to undertake short term study abroad while learning about Malaysia’s wonderful and varied culture at first hand.

This two-week programme will provide you with the opportunity to study a new subject, and meet people from across the globe. This interesting programme includes not only the academic sessions, but at the same time we ensure to give you a taste of Malaysia's various cultures as well!

We have scheduled the programme to run in a manner that participants will have a two full, free weekends, with free time to strike out on their own to explore the delights of Malaysia.

We will ensure that you have the experience of a lifetime!

Programme dates

3rd July 2023 - 18th July 2023 

International Summer School 2023 Flyer

Tentative Itinerary



Bethany Stevenson - ISS 2023

It's an Incredible experience! Everyone  were extremely welcoming from the first day, from the staff to student ambassadors the program was run exceptionally well and I would like to thank all the individuals who had worked extremely hard to get the program back up and running after COVID-19. Beyond that, the friends and experiences I have gained from this program will stay with me forever!" 

Bethany Stevenson, UNUK - Politics, Culture and the Media in Southeast Asia

 Rubaisa Tabassum - ISS 2023I can proudly say that this was the best decision I've made. Exposure to Asia’s Business prospects, interactions with fellow students from around the world, lecturers  and a  wholesome learning journey. Particularly campus life,  management, and helpful ambassadors is what makes me look back on this journey. I got to experience the diversity of the Malaysian community and its topology, ranging from breath-taking beaches, and city life to Broga and Panang Hill beauty. In a nutshell, I would recommend everyone to opt for this module at least once in their university life.

Rubaissa Tabassum, University of Management & Technology, Lahore - Doing Business in Asia

 ISS 2022 - Afamosa group pic


Patty Mongwe - ISS 2023My experience at UNM has been life changing! I have always wanted to travel to Asia, but I could not, due to the pandemic. As a first generation student, and my first time going abroad, I have learned a lot about myself, and various other countries during the 2 weeks course.         

Studying business English has improved my formal writing skills, professional conversations and most importantly, it has taught me how to deal with disagreements professionally. Also, the activities that we participated in places we traveled to, have broadened my horizons and increased my self confidence. Furthermore, being acquainted with a variety people, from different cultures has been mind blowing.  Moreover, I have made genuine friends that I am keeping in touch with, because we are a good support system for each other and I intend to see them again soon!!!

Patty Mongwe, University of Johannesburg - Communicative English in a business context. 

BNimisha Kapoor - ISS 2023eing a part of the summer school has been the most remarkable experience ever since the pandemic began. The two weeks spent there were nothing less than a dream. The program was so engaging, fun and interactive that I feel I have learnt more in two weeks than I would have learnt one whole semester!   A particular highlight of my time  was that I was able to meet students from all across the world, broaden my perspectives and learn a few life skills. The international summer school program has undoubtedly had a positive impact on me. I would urge each and every person that comes across this program to not think twice and enroll yourself in it, before it is too late. You'll thank me later! 

Nimisha Kapoor, University of Chitkara - Communicative English in Business Context

Jack Ronaldson - ISS 2023Enlightening experience that I’m grateful to have been a part of. Being granted the opportunity to learn about business proceedings in a foreign continent from top-class lecturers, via the Doing Business in Asia module, gave me great insight into the unique workings of businesses in Asia as well as how they differ from those in the west. The true joy lies within experiencing Malaysia. From the phenomenal cuisine and unique culture to the intensely humid weather and beautiful nature, this experience was spectacular. I’ve met so many wonderful people from across the globe and formed many unforgettable memories that I will cherish. Many thanks to the staff and ambassadors for making this event possible!

Jack Ronaldson,UNUK - Doing Business in Asia



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Modules Offered

In order for your module to be recognised by your parent institution, be sure to check that they do indeed award credit for summer school programmes before enrolling.

Communicative English in a Business Context and Presentation Skills (Level 1)


This module aims to develop and enhance one’s presentation and communication skills in cross-cultural international business and study contexts, e.g., participating in meetings and discussions, writing business email with common ethics, practising active listening, understanding common pronunciation errors made by people around the globe, and recognising the significance of effective delivery as well as visual aids.

Module Outline 

Module Convener's Profile

Chin Li Yeun & Saleha Abdul Rahman

Exploring Teaching and Learning: Content, Pedagogy & Technology (Level 2) *New!

The module aims to help understand learning theories and learner needs and equity, diversity and inclusivity (EDI) in learning. This will include application of pedagogical approaches to address content and learner needs, analysis of digital tools for learning, understanding principles of assessment and designing a learning plan for learners.

Module Convener's Profile

Michael David Hall


Creative Writing : Place, Travel, Movement (Level 1)

Comes over one an absolute necessity to move…’ (D.H. Lawrence) The experience of travel, and attention to place and space, is a key component of both fiction and creative non-fiction. In this module, led by writing faculty from Malaysia’s first Creative Writing programme – the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus undergraduate ‘English with Creative Writing’ degree – we engage in a variety of forms of reading and writing practice in order the better to express our relation to the many experiences and forms of movement. Activities include creative and analytical responses to published works, writing exercises in fiction and creative non-fiction, and revision and review of work written in the course of the Summer School. This is an intensive programme, presupposing existing experience and commitment to creative writing.

Module Outline

Module Convener's Profile

Sharon Bakar

 Intensive Mandarin Chinese for Beginners (Level 1)

Mandarin Chinese for beginners responds to popular demand for attention to local and regional languages within the summer school context.  Primarily designed for complete beginners, drawing on core materials from the undergraduate programme, this module provides high-intensity, small group, communicative language teaching, with an emphasis on practical and immediate results. Potential students with higher level language learning requirements should contact the Summer School team to explore bespoke provision.

Module Outline

Module Convener's Profile

Kwan Hwee Ling

 Doing Business in Asia (Level 2 and Level 2, Advanced)

Doing Business in Asia 1 (Level 2)

This module is designed for first and second year undergraduate university students. Doing Business in Asia 1 draws on the expertise of several specialists from within the Nottingham University Business School (NUBS). The module provides an introduction to business in the Asian region by surveying the rapid growth of Asian economies and the distinctive regional models of capitalism and business that have emerged. Additionally, the modules seeks to equip students with necessary managerial skills to deal successfully with the specific challenges of Asian business environments and the practices of major Asian companies, through site visits, simulation exercises and problem-solving as well as interactive seminars and lectures.

Doing Business in Asia 2 (Level 2, Advanced)

This module is designed for final year undergraduate university students as well as post-graduate students. Doing Business in Asia 2 (Advanced) seeks to equip students with a detail understanding of the Asian economic and social landscapes, as well as the unique forms of capitalism and business that have emerged within it. Drawing on the expertise of several specialists from within the Nottingham University Business School (NUBS), students will be introduced to current economic, social and business related issues within the region. In addition to traditional seminars, students will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the region through a combination of company site visits and business simulation activities.

Module Outline 

Level 2 

Level 2 Advance

Module Convener's Profile 

Michael Meow Chung Yap


 Politics, Culture and the Media in Southeast Asia (Level 2)

Contemporary South-East Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world, but that growth is challengingly uneven between powerhouses like Singapore and the less advanced nations such as Laos and Myanmar. The political landscape is a mixed of authoritarian or centralised states, as Vietnam, and more vibrant democracies like the Philippines and Indonesia. This module approaches these issues from three perspectives - international relations, media studies, and cultural politics - offering a thorough introduction to the distinctive challenges facing the region today.


Module Outline 

Module Convener's Profile

Niki Cheong



Inclusive Excursions

Kuala Lumpur, the City that Never Sleeps 

A city brimming with colour and diversity, Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, has enough sites to keep tourists busy for a week.

Malacca the Historical State *to be confirmed 

Spend a night (sharing room) in this beautiful city with rich tradition and culture. Jonker Street and China Town is known for it's unique antique shops and popular night market.

* We will finalise the trip details a month before the programme begins

Entry Requirements

The classes offered during our Summer School draw from the range of programmes available on campus.

  • Level 1 classes are for Pre-University, Undergraduate Year 1 and Year 2.
  • Level 2, classes are for Undergraduate Year 1 and Year 2
  • Level 2, Advance classes are for Undergraduate Year 3 and  Postgraduate.

Pre-University participants who are interested in taking a Level 2 module will be considered on a case to case basis.

Applicants eligible to apply will be :

  • Pre-University, undergraduates, postgraduates and academics from any institutions worldwide.
  • Working adults who are not currently enrolled in any academic programme are also welcome to apply.
  • All the programmes are delivered in English and students are expected to have good English language ability * IELTS or other English language certificates will be considered.
  • You must be aged 18 or over.
  • Formal academic requirements not necessary.

Anyone fulfilling these entry requirements is eligible to apply.

Although there are no specific prerequisites, acceptance onto individual modules is at the discretion of the Academic Director in consultation with module convenors.
Application Process

Online application form should be completed  by 5 June 2023.

Book your place as soon as possible as places are limited!

Programme Cost

The two-week programme costs RM5230 per person (approximately GBP 965) and bursaries are given for Malaysian students, UNM alumni, Developing Nation students and partner Universities (Universitas 21 and Nottingham University - UK/Ningbo)

Actual Fee after bursaries :

  • Universitas 21 and University of Nottingham students : RM 4130 (approximately GBP 760)
  • UNM alumni, or Developing Nations : RM3080 (approximately GBP 570).
  • Malaysian nationality students : RM1760 (approximately GBP 325)

Further discounts available :

  • An early bird discount of 10% will be given to students who have paid full by 30 April 2023. Fee after the early bird discount, will be :
    • Non partners/Developed nation students  : RM 4707 (approximately GBP 870)
    • Universitas 21 and University of Nottingham students : RM 3717 (approximately GBP 685)
    • Third world countries, UNM alumni or developing nations : RM2772 (approximately GBP 511).
    • Malaysian nationality students : RM1584 (approximately GBP 295)
  • Group discount rates are available for student groups from partner institutions

The cost includes:

  • Accommodation - single ensuite room with air conditioning and an attached bathroom
  • All tuition and classroom support
  • Coupons for breakfast during classes only
  • All cultural activities included in the itinerary
  • Trips included in the itinerary 
  • Welcome Dinner & Farewell Lunch
  • Talks by renowned organisations
  • A certificate of Participation (providing you have attended at least 80% of classes)
  • A Transcript of Assesment Performance to award credit if the module is recognized by your University (which requires a submission of an assignment)
Payment Methods and Refund Policy

A deposit is required to be paid within 2 weeks from the date you have submitted your online application. Developing country participants will have to pay a deposit of RM500 and the rest will have to pay RM1000.

The balance fee payment should be made by  5 June 2023 . Enjoy an early bird discount of 10% from the programme fee if the full payment is made by 30 April 2023.   

Debit or Credit Card

Debit or Credit cards covered by MasterCard/Visa/American Express are accepted via our online payment by following these steps:

  • E-payment and choose “International Summer School” under the Fees Name
  • Fill up your personal details
  • Key in RMXXX.
  • Payment Description : International Summer School 2023- I00315404.
  • Please attach your payment record together and email it to us.

Bank transfer

Bank transfers (telegraphic transfers) or direct bank-in to the following banks:
Purpose :International Summer School 2023- I00315404.

CIMB Bank Berhad                                                          

No 17 Jalan Jelok 6Metro Point 43000 Kajang Selangor
Bank Account Number:8008306319     
Swift Code: CIBBMYKL                     

Please take note that students from Iran, Sudan, Cuba, Myanmar, Syria, Crimea and North Korea are advised to pay their fees through Affin Bank Berhad.

We have been informed that HSBC will no longer accept remittance from these countries.

Affin Bank Berhad

LTAT Branch
Bangunan LTAT
Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur

Bank Account Number:

Swift Code: PHBMMYKL

*Cash payments are not acceptable.

Refund Policy

Full fee will be refunded if the cancellation is made 3 weeks before the event. No refund is available later than that and the fee will be brought forward to the next year summer programme.

Travel Arrangements and Airport Pick Up/Drop Off 

You are responsible for:

  • making your own flight arrangements
  • ensuring you have the correct visa/ travel documents ─ contact the Malaysia embassy within your own country for further information
  • the correct inoculations ─ contact your doctor for advice
  • make your own arrangements for International travel insurance and health insurance.
  • travelling to campus if you do not opt for the pick up service.

A free airport pick-up service will be available.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to campus :  

Arrival date & Pick-up time : 03 July 2023 at 12.30pm *subject to changes

Waiting point will be : Outside of the Arrival Hall (Entrance)

Campus to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)  

Departure date & Pick-up time : 18 July 2023 at 5.30pm*subject to changes

Fill in the online Arrival Information Form and it has to be submitted at least seven (7) working days before your arrival in Malaysia. This is to assist international students upon their arrival at UNM.  Please let us know in advance if you wish to take advantage of this service, and please manage your booking and arrival/departure to fit this time.  

Those arriving at KLIA 2, please take the Express train to KLIA, if you would like to take our free airport pick up.  

Should you choose to travel on your own, you will need to pay for any costs incurred yourself.There will be no reimbursement for transportation cost.

Take a look at our Maps and Directions for detailed information on how to travel from the airport to the campus.

Event Cancellation
The University of Nottingham reserves the right to cancel the event up to a minimum of 10 days before the start date without indemnity. If your course is cancelled by The University of Nottingham, your deposit or full payment will be refunded.

For enquiries please contact:

Sugunamalar Vijayaratnam (Academic matters)

telephone : +60 (0)3 8924 8260

Anushia Thamotharem (General matters)

telephone : + 60 (0)3 8924 8684

University of Nottingham Malaysia
Jalan Broga, 43500, Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia







International Student Support

University of Nottingham
Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

telephone: +6 (03) 8924 8778
fax: +6 (03) 8924 8005

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